Article Type : Research Article
Volume : 7
Issue : 1
Online ISSN : 2393-9834
Print ISSN : 2320-7302
Article First Page : 23
Article End Page : 27
Background: To study the prevalence of oral mucosal lesions/conditions in the 35-44 age group of adults of Patnacity, Bihar, India.
Aims and Objectives: This study aims to assess the prevalence and describe the epidemiology.
Materials and Methods: A Hospital based survey was carried out among patients attending the outpatient Department of Oral Medicine & Radiology in Buddha Institute of Dental Sciences & Hospital, patients aged 35-44 year age group as per the index age group as per the World Health Organization’s Basic Oral Health Survey’s Criteria.
Result: The present study was designed on 1200 subjects to assess the prevalence of oral mucosal lesion who visited our department seeking dental treatment. The result showed that leukoplakia was the most prevalent in our population. More subjects with leukoplakia of 40-44 years in our population were males. Lesion was more prevalent in buccal mucosa and lichen planus had female predeliction in the age group of 35-40 years of age. The lesion was more prevalent in buccal mucosa.
Keyword: Leukoplakia, Lichen planus, ANUG, OSMF.